This is an exercise to develop agility and evasion skills


  • The players approach a cap or dome and side-step past it; encourage use of both sides
  • Start at a slow or walking pace before gradually increasing the speed as the players become more comfortable
  • This exercise can also be performed with a partner; one player remains stationary while the other jogs forward and side steps past them

Key Points

  • Plant the lead foot firmly on the ground, transferring the body weight to the foot as you do so
  • Push hard off the planted foot to ‘spring’ to the other side
  • Plant the opposite foot and continue forward in the new direction


  • An inventory of equipment to support ABC exercises is available in the Resources section